May 25, 2017 – The Saskatchewan immigration office has closed its Canada Express Entry category after reaching the target number of applications.
The 600 spaces have been filled under the International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry stream, which first opened on May 16, 2017.
A technical glitch saw the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) category close again hours later without reaching the intake target, before reopening on May 18, 2017 to accept the final 462 applications. Those spaces have now been taken.
The category is aimed at skilled workers wishing to live and work in Saskatchewan, have a profile in the Canada Express Entry Pool and meet specific criteria.
Candidates must pay a non-refundable $300 fee on submitting their application.
Eligibility: International Skilled Worker – Saskatchewan Express Entry
Candidates from outside Canada, or with legal status in Canada, qualify for this Saskatchewan immigration category, provided they are not a refugee claimant.
Additionally, candidates must:
- Have a profile in the Canada Express Entry Pool and a job seeker validation code.
- Score a minimum of 60 points out of 100 on the SINP grid.
- Provide valid language test results from a designated testing agency. The results should match what you declared in your Express Entry profile.
- Have completed at least one year of post-secondary education, training or apprenticeship that’s comparable to the Canadian education system. You should have earned a diploma, certificate or degree.
- Have at least one of the following:
- One year of work experience in the past 10 years in a skilled profession (non-trades);
- Two years of work experience in a skilled trade in the past five years; or
- One year of work experience in Canada in the past three years (trades and non-trades).
- Have work experience in a high skilled occupation in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 0, A or B considered in demand in Saskatchewan.
- Prove you are eligible for a license in Saskatchewan, where your profession is regulated, or a skilled trade. For skilled trades, a certificate is required from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission.
- Have proof of settlement funds and a settlement plan.
Saskatchewan Occupations in Demand
|NOC Code||NOC Title|
|423||Managers in social, community and correctional services|
|513||Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors|
|714||Facility operation and maintenance managers|
|821||Managers in agriculture|
|1252||Health information management occupations|
|2161||Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries|
|2221||Biological technologists and technicians|
|2225||Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists|
|2231||Civil engineering technologists and technicians|
|2232||Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians|
|2244||Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors|
|2253||Drafting technologists and technicians|
|2255||Technical occupations in geomantic and meteorology|
|7312||Heavy-duty equipment mechanics|
|7321||Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers|
|7332||Appliance servicers and repairers|
It has been a busy two weeks for the SINP, with a draw for its Entrepreneur category also made on May 24, 2017. Details of that draw are not yet available, also the Saskatchewan.ca website is still showing the maximum 50 slots available.
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